DDR4 Memory Scaling on Intel Z170
Shortly ahead of the Intel Z170 platform launch we heard that the memory controller Intel developed for Skylake was amazing and that the new Intel Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K could come close running DDR4 4000 MHz memory kits in dual-channel. Just days before Intel launched their two new K-Skus that are aimed at enthusiasts and gamers we noticed that G.Skill released a dozen new dual-channel DDR4 memory kits with speeds ranging from 2133 MHz to 4000 MHz. Obviously, the memory controller used on Skylake is rumored to be good, so we asked G.Skill if we could get one of their news kits of memory in to investigate on our own. G.Skill graciously sent over a RipJaws V 8GB (4GB x 2) 3600MHz DDR4 memory kit over for us to play around with and we ran it from DDR4-2133 all the way up to DDR4-3866 to see how performance changed with the additional bandwidth!
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